Saturday, January 1, 2011

updates: ubcja scaffolder sellout weblog

ubcja scaffolder sellout
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

carpentersunionbc.com is retiring

http://carpentersunionbc.com/ is in the process of moving into archive status and will no longer be maintained. It will remain as an historical archive documenting the struggle for Canadian autonomy over the last 10 years, as the BC Carpenters Union broke away from the International UBCJA and became the union now known as CMAW - the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers.

In the process of cleaning up the site the occasional cartoon is showing up - and here is an older one that I am also posting under the Fair Use Notice:



Monday, June 29, 2009

Where's McCarron?



It's been 10 years since Doug McCarron ventured out of his comfort zone to have the lights turned off on him at Local 513 in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada when his restructuring initiative tried to take away the right to vote for contracts and officers. YouTube - Lights Out, McCarron

It's been 10 years since the wildcat strike at the San Francisco airport and McCarron and Draper hung John Reimann of Local 713 out to dry by expelling him from the union. Since that time McCarron has not missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity. He hobnobbed with George W. Bush on Labor Day in 2001 and 2002 when he flew to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on Air Force One with Dubya. It's a been 7 years since he locked out the officers of Atlanta 225 and imposed trusteeship.

He tore down 101 Constitution Ave. in Washington DC and had condos built within spitting distance of the White House. He gambled your dues money on a new training center in Las Vegas and there are 2000 members sitting on the board there now. He lined his pockets with insider trading loot in the ULLICO scandal and had to give it back. He did his best to gut the AFL-CIO by withdrawing along with Hoffa's Teamsters and the Labourer's Union. He endorsed John Edwards (and Bush before him) for President.

He makes over a quarter of a million dollars a year plus tips over the last 10 years and is about as visible these days as Panxutawney Phil at midnight. He only surfaces to be voted Construction Man of the year by the Association of General Contractors. He addressed them again on May 28th of 2009. Busy guy, but he hasn't done much for you, the rank and file carpenters.

UBCJA carpenters can print this Where's McCarron poster and hang it by the phone as you continue to wait for the call for work. Enjoy your summer off.

CMAW carpenters can take a bit of pride in the fact that McCarron lost face, bigtime, right here in BC.

You earned your autonomy.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

No AFL-CIO



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No Vote





FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

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